Every year, on the morning before Super Bowl Sunday, one NFL player accepts the Bart Starr Award . . .
An award, voted on by the players, in honor of Bart Starr. The award is given to the player who most exemplifies Starr's legacy of "outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community."
This year that player was Calais Campbell. Campbell is the first Jaguar to win the illustrious award since it's inception in 1989. Other winners include some of the game's greats including Mike Singletary, Warren Moon, Reggie White, Cris Carter, Curtis Martin, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and many more.
Calais Campbell earned this award by showing his leadership as a player. The unquestioned leader of the Jaguars defense, Campbell had his best season as a pro and helped the Jacksonville defense to a second straight year as a top five unit. His 2018 stats — 10.5 sacks, 20 tackles for loss and 72 total tackles — tell only part of the story of Calais' year in 2018.
His CRC foundation helped the community in numerous ways last year. Named after Campbell's father, Charles Richard Campbell, the CRC foundation is committed to "the enhancement of our community through the teaching of critical life skills to young people. Through sports, creative talents, vocational skills, financial skills, and quality health and nutrition, the CRC Foundation helps develop young people into empowered and self-aware leaders for the future."
In 2018, as has been the case for his entire career, Calais Campbell was an outstanding leader on and off the field.
Congratulations on well deserved award, Calais!
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